Rush River Commons proposes residential, commercial buildings — will Washington approve?

‘This is meant to be a common area to bring people together’

By Rachel Needham

Washington project is a go — without boundary change

Now called Rush River Commons, the former Black Kettle development moves forward

By Dennis Brack

Black Kettle Commons overcomes first potential hurdle

Three supervisors open to the project

By Tim Carrington for Foothills Forum

Clarification: This story has been updated from the print edition version to more accurately represent Supervisor Debbie Donehey’s position on the project. 

The Black Kettle Commons Project — suspended somewhere between a vision and a formal proposal — has quietly cleared a show-stopper hurdle, with three County Supervisors now open to a boundary adjustment that would slightly enlarge the town of Washington and pave the way for the mixed-use development to advance.

Black Kettle Commons Proposal Presented To Rapp BOS

Last Monday, Akre along with members of his development team, appeared before the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors informing them of his Planned Unit Development called Black Kettle Commons.

By Chuck Jackson

Council hears from Akre on potential Black Kettle ingredients

“One of the first ideas in my mind was to have some kind of community center for use by all of the county,” said Akre,

By Roger Piantadosi

Substantial mixed-use development proposed for Town of Washington

Affordable housing, community center, office space eyed for nine-plus acres

Who’s who of architects, design engineers assembled for site planning

By John McCaslin

Change of (construction) plans for the Rappahannock Food Pantry

Vital non-profit organization looks to relocate to town of Washington

“We have accepted a very generous offer at the Black Kettle property,” confirms Food Pantry President Noel Laing

By John McCaslin